Course Title: Translating Accrediting Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Translating Accrediting Practice

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1268

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Olga Garcia-Caro

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2328

Course Coordinator Email: ​olga.garcia-caro@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: ​By ​​​​email for appointments


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course is designed to assist you develop theoretical and practical skills in translation that will allow you to practice in a global profession. You will apply conventions, standards, theories, concepts and approaches in a range of different scenarios that reflect real-life situations.
You will extend your communication skills to manage the interpersonal and intrapersonal demands in interpreting assignments. You will be able to select the translation direction you undertake (English into a Language Other Than English (LOTE) or LOTE into English).
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse source texts and apply knowledge of subject and context and experiences in related texts to determine key elements and potential translation quality issues.
  • Produce translations of source texts that are accurate, coherent, and appropriate for document end use and assignment requirements.
  • Critically evaluate subject-specific terminology and concepts, consistency, accuracy and functional equivalence of translated text.
  • Critically evaluate translations for accuracy, style and suitability for end use.
  • Use technology to translate and format translated texts according to agreed specifications and end use requirements,
  • Investigate and apply relevant translation theories and approaches to your professional practice
     



Overview of Learning Activities

Activities in class, in language labs and online will explore the challenges posed by different text types and a range of strategies to address these. In class translation activities will replicate industry and professional accreditation standards. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.


Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer and the program team including paradigm texts of different text types drawn from contemporary publications and from an extensive archive of materials developed by the program.

 You will be guided in building your own personal bank of resources and materials in translation relevant both to your course work and your professional practice. These materials will be sourced from both academic publications, as well as from examples of translation work arising in the professional field.


 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning and may include translation practice tests, research assignments/essays, translation critiques and reviews. of translating tasks undertaken. Some aspects of assessment may be take under the NAATI accreditation test format conditions, and marked according to NAATI professional translator accreditation standards. Those who meet the NAATI requirements will be recommended to NAATI for accreditation at the professional level. Feedback will be given on formative assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment